AMERiders attended the Harley-Davidson New Model Reveal Pre-Party of 2017 Motorcycles at Harley-Davidson of Pensacola, Florida to see the bikes and new Milwaukee Eight engine on Sept 1, 2017. They debuted the 2017 lineup along with the sweet new engine as well.
New 2017 Motorcycle Models
The new 2017 Motorcycle Models will feature the Milwaukee Eight engine the ninth engine in Harley-Davidson history, and the name “Eight” should be a dead giveaway as it denotes the engine will sport eight valves. Much like the board track racers of early last century. Harley’s Milwaukee-Eight engine is a clean-sheet design that aims to combine the classic look, sound and feel of Harley-Davidson Big Twin engines with improvements in every aspect of engine performance.
“The Milwaukee-Eight engine carries the legacy of Harley-Davidson Big Twins into the future,” said Alex Bozmoski, Harley-Davidson Chief Powertrain Engineer, who led the development team. “While respecting the essential Big Twin character, we’ve created an all-new motor. Every aspect of performance, durability, and styling has been improved as a direct response to the voice of Harley-Davidson customers around the world.”
Milwaukee Eight engine information
Retaining the classic 45-degree V-Twin cylinder angle, the Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10 percent more torque than previous year models. Furthermore, it features four-valve cylinder heads that offer 50 percent more intake and exhaust flow capacity. The Milwaukee-Eight engine is counter-balanced to cancel 75 percent of primary vibration at idle, retaining the feel of a Harley® V-Twin while being very smooth at highway speeds. A new heat management strategy for all Milwaukee-Eight engines improves rider and passenger comfort.
Milwaukee-Eight engines are offered in two displacements:
Milwaukee-Eight engines are offered in two displacements oil and liquid cooled.
Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1750cc)
This features precision oil-cooled cylinder heads for the Street Glide®/Street Glide® Special, Road Glide®/Road Glide Special®, Electra Glide® Ultra Classic®, Road King® and Freewheeler® models.
Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1750cc)
This features liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the Ultra Limited/Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide® Ultra and Tri Glide® Ultra models.
Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 CID, 1870cc)
This features liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the CVO™ Limited, and CVO™ Street Glide® models.
The 2017 touring line has a new feel, with the extra power of the Milwaukee-eight engine. They have also refined the suspension system for the new touring bikes as well as given them better performance, a new front and rear suspension and more comfort and control in handling. For more information on these sweet bikes read more here.
We would like to thank Harley-Davidson of Pensacola for allowing us to take a few pictures of their gorgeous bikes and with a few of their staff alongside our AMERiders Manager. We were proud to have our picture taken by a representative of Full Throttle Magazine while we were there as well, and were told that the picture would be in next months magazine (we are thrilled about this).
If you were in the area and you took pictures as well send us some of them to the link below as well as letting us know what you thought of the new bikes and engine. We would love to see the pictures and hear your thoughts.
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